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John Domini

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John Domini has won awards in all genres, publishing fiction in Paris Review, Ploughshares, and anthologies, and non-fiction in GQ, The New York Times, and elsewhere, including Italian journals. The New York Times has praised his work as "dreamlike… grabs hold of both reader and character," and Alan Cheuse, of NPR's "All Things Considered," described it as "witty and biting." Domini's ‘03 novel, Talking Heads: 77, was acclaimed by Robert Olen Butler as "both cutting-edge innovative and splendidly readable," while Richard Ford called his ’07 novel, Earthquake I.D., "wonderful… a rich feast." Earthquake I.D. was also nominated for a Pulitzer and earned a four-star review on the Emerging Writers Network. Domini has worked as a visiting writer ...more

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A Tomb on the Periphery

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Earthquake I.D.

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Bedlam: Short Stories

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Unbridled Books Good to see you here, John! So glad you've enjoyed some of our books. Check out our fall lineup when you get a chance:

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Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend John! =)

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Ali Hi John!

Your website is amazing; very impressive what you have been able to achieve with your work!

CONGRATULATIONS on your success and the awards given to you for your are admired!

Ali :)

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M Cher John,
Bonne et Heureuse Année 2010 !

Stefania stefania Ciao, felice di ritrovarti

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John Grazie, Stefania, amica!

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